It kind of creeps up on you. Tulip poplars and maple trees slowly begin to change color. You notice a couple of brown leaves on your windshield. Before you know it, your entire yard is covered in dead leaves. While many welcome the cooler temperatures and wardrobe changes that come with the fall season, trees dropping their leaves is an inevitable event that means extra work for homeowners.
One of the worst places for leaves to build up is on your roof and in your gutters. Dead leaves and debris left in your gutters can cause damage to your home. When it rains, leaves block the rainwater from reaching the downspouts fast enough, causing your gutters to overflow. This can affect your home's soffit and fascia, possibly leading to wood rot and mold problems. And when gutters overflow, the resulting water can seep down along your foundation and find its way to your basement.
For exterior maintenance tasks, gutter cleaning can be a dangerous proposition. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission says about 165,000 Americans are injured from ladder-related accidents, with 90,000 of them needing emergency room treatment. And over the last 10 years, we're seeing an increase in the number of ladder-related injuries.
In other words, if you have to get up on a ladder and clean your gutters, be careful and be smart about ladder safety. But there are ways to avoid the ladder all together. You could hire a gutter cleaning company to clean them for you. Keep in mind that if you have a fair number of trees on or surrounding your property, the gutters will probably need to be cleaned out more than once this fall.
What if you could avoid cleaning your gutters completely? What if you have clog-free gutters installed on your home? Sound like a dream? It's possible! Clog-free gutter systems, like the ones available from Thompson Creek, eliminate the need for seasonal gutter maintenance. The gutter is designed with a hood that filters out leaves to prevent clogging. The only thing reaching your gutters is rain water, which flows easily through the gutters to the downspouts and away from your home.
Made in America, installed by experts, and guaranteed with a double lifetime warranty, the Thompson Creek replacement gutter system takes the worry out of gutter maintenance. This frees up your time to do other things like fall yard maintenance. Or watch football.